A Question of How to Discipline. By David A. Peters, MFT. We've heard the debate since we were children ourselves - is it OK for a parent to spank their child?
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The Adrian Peterson case is rebooting national debate on the bounds of child discipline, with recrimination coming fast and fierce from the NFL , sponsors and the legal system. But it's also raising an unsettling question: If physical punishment from a parent is so damaging, why do so many who are disciplined that way grow up to endorse it? Many adults echo the sentiments of Peterson, who said he disciplined his child the way he was — and it worked on him. To be sure, many of those same adults draw a moral line between striking a misbehaving child with an object like the tree switch allegedly used by Peterson on his son versus an open palm to the backside. But these folks also tend to be products of eras when spanking was the first option for parental corrections — and they cannot fathom all the fuss, they say, when the swift swats they absorbed decades ago taught them life lessons. My dad spanked me once or twice. When our parents got our attention by spanking us, it was with the intent of trying to help us understand what we were doing was inappropriate.
Adrian Peterson Case: Some Parents Say Spankings Improved Them
She reluctantly went over to my right side, shuffling her feet, looking at the ruler lying on the bed. She was wearing a short tight denim skirt that buttoned and zipped on the side. She pushed my hands away as I started to unbutton her skirt. She unzipped her skirt, letting it fall to her ankles and stepped out of it.